Mississippi State has the offensive firepower, defensive playmakers and pitching depth to make a run at Omaha for the third year in a row if some of its young arms mature as hoped. With that, the Bulldogs have earned the No. 10 spot in D1Baseball.com’s preseason top 25.
Below are a few facts to consider when breaking down the 2020 Mississippi State club:
2019 record: 52-15
Coach (record at school): Chris Lemonis (52-15, 1 season)
Ballpark: Dudy Noble Stadium (13,000)
Postseason history: 38 regionals (active streak: 4), 11 CWS trips (active streak: 2)
MSU FALL REPORT: How the Bulldogs are preparing for the 2020 season
In this preview of Mississippi State’s 2020 season, we’ve graded the Bulldogs in each characteristic of the game: Hitting, power, speed, defense, starting pitching, bullpen and experience/intangibles. But before we begin, let’s present our projected lineup for Mississippi State in 2020.
Mississippi State’s projected lineup
|C||Luke Hancock, So.||.326/.483/.419||0||14||0|
|1B||Josh Hatcher, Jr.||.321/.379/.500||3||21||3|
|2B||Justin Foscue, Jr.||.331/.395/.564|